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December 2018

Season’s Greetings from cryptovision

As the days left in the calendar are growing scarce and the sunlight grows shorter, the end of the year is fast upon us once more. With the hectic pace of modern life, it is very easy for us to overlook the blessings that we may take for granted. Consider the nearly 1.1 billion people who are forced to live without any official way to recognize their identity.   Lack …Read More

cryptovision CEO Markus Hoffmeister publishes article in The Vault

Shortly before the end of the year, cryptovision once again sets a medial exclamation mark. In the latest issue of the magazine The Vault, published by industry association Silicon Trust, cryptovision’s CEO Markus Hoffmeister (together with co-author Klaus Schmeh) presents his assessment of the currently most discussed topic in the identity industry: the blockchain. In his article BLOCKCHAIN Blues – the END of eID cards? Hoffmeister shows that the blockchain …Read More

YouTube video with cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh receives over a million hits

cryptovision’s Klaus Schmeh has an another notable media appearance. In a YouTube video introducing ten unsolved cipher mysteries, titled Famous UNCRACKED Codes That STILL Exist!, Klaus is quoted. He is especially proud that he is shown right after William and Elizebeth Friedman, two of the most famous codebreakers in history. Produced by US company Origins Explained (“the place to be to find all the answers to your questions”), this video …Read More

cryptovision employees starring in Silicon Trust video

High above the roofs of Cannes, France, three employees of cryptovision gave interviews on the topic of electronic identities. These interviews have now been published as videos on the Silicon Trust website. The videos were shot during the TrusTech conference in the Palais des Festivals, where each year the stars of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival are honoured. On the second day of the event, Steve Atkins of the Silicon …Read More

Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications

Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the “unprecedented powers” had far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia’s shores in what is seen as the latest salvo between global governments and tech firms over national security and privacy. Under the legislation, Canberra can …Read More

cryptovision to Exhibit at Border Management and Identity Conference in Bangkok

The Border Management and Identity Conference (BMIC) at Bangkok, Thailand, is a must-attend for all involved in border affaires. This year’s edition of this biennial event will take place from December 11-13, 2018. Like in the years before, the BMIC will present next generation border management solutions in a large exhibition and an accompanying conference. cryptovision will be featured in the BMIC with a booth (number B7), showcasing its cutting …Read More

IT-systems of European companies invite hackers

The history of spectacular hacker attacks has a notable new chapter: The hotel chain Marriott recently had to admit that hackers successfully attacked the guest database of their subsidiary Starwood. The perpetrators stole personal data such as birth dates, addresses, passport numbers and even credit card information from 327 million guests. The attackers had been active since 2014 and were only discovered at the beginning of November 2018. The Marriott …Read More